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Accident: 14496129 - Employee Struck By Falling Tree

Accident: 14496129 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/13/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
85019810/02/19842411J & J Jones Pulpwood Contractor
ON SEPTEMBER 13, 1984, AT ABOUT 11 AM, EMPLOYEE #1 IS ASSUMED TO HAVE BEEN STRUCK BY A FALLING TREE. HE HAD RETURNED TO HIS FELLING AREA ABOUT 5 MINUTES BEFORE HE WAS FOUND BY ANOTHER EMPLOYEE. EMPLOYEE #1 HAD PREVIOUSLY LODGED A TREE, WHICH HE HAD LEFT FOR THE SKIDDER TO PUSH DOWN. WHEN EMPLOYEE #1 WAS FOUND ON THE GROUND WITH AN INJURED NECK, THERE WAS A FALLEN TREE NOT FAR FROM HIM. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THIS FALLEN TREE IS THE TREE THAT WAS LODGED, AND THAT IT FELL ON EMPLOYEE #1. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CARRIED BY CAR TO MEDICAL FACILITIES. HE DIED ON OCTOBER 1, 1984, IN THE HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES. BEFORE HE DIED HE WAS PARALYSED AS A RESULT OF A BROKEN NECK AND HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: head, paralysis, tree felling, lodged tree, tree, neck, struck by, falling object, logging
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 850198 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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